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of market in san francisco. abc-7 news. >> ama: proposed legislation that could increase the number of smoke-free apartment in san francisco will be discussed. a board of supervisors committee is scheduled to hear the legislation. the policy would require landlords to designate their apartment units as smoking or nonsmoking and disclose the information to tenants. the san francisco apartment association backs the proposal. >> breaks news out of san francisco. caltrain has stopped service in both directions when a train rammed a car half hour ago. everybody inside the car government out safely about the collision. the caltrain was headed northbound into downtown san francisco when then incident happened. >> the union city woman convicted of killing nursing student michelle le is scheduled for sentencing tomorrow. state law requires her to spend a minimum of 25 years in prison after an al immediate a county jury convicted her of first degree murder in october. properties say she killed ln a jealous rage. >> two recent oakland homicide vices are being railroad. 16-year-old bobby sartane and 16-
and on foot. >> a san francisco man has been charged with kidnapping and raping an autistic 16-year-old girl. this man was arraigned today. charges range from child molestation to rape of an incompetent person. atkinson is accused ofcd abducting the girl. the girl walked away november 27thment the staff lost track of the girl at the fruit veil bart station. police say the man grabbed the girl took her back to his home in san francisco, and repeatedly raped her over the course of several days. >> this is by far one of the most sickening cases i've seen in my career as a police officer. someone as mr. atkinson can take advantage of someone of this statture. >> the girl escaped. she was found by a muni driver and helped police find the man they arrested. >> well, in the east bay, people living in a number of communities are worried about their safety tonight. with the measure last month, supervisors have to close as many as four fire stations. the candidates include stations in walnut creek and clayton. >> you never know what time of day or night. it could mean difference between five minutes a
were hit both of the people are expected to be okay.dbrx >> san francisco mayor supporting gun control measures now following killings in newtown, connecticut. ed lee presented a plan that will be taken up by the board of supervisors. >> the mayor says he feels strongly about laws after what happened in newtown, connecticut and points out that here in san francisco, the number of homicides has gone up. 67, so far this year. >> prayers for a fallen teen recited near the place in the bay view neighborhood where he was murdered on saturday. the san francisco archdiocese holds these services at sites were homicides occur. >> young people are dying. they're the kmu tour of the communities. >> the mayor says now is the time to take action to try to stop shootings. the mayor says he's supporting local legislation on gun controls. supervisor cohen will produce laws on january 15th. the first banning certain ammo like hollow point bullet autos so on impact, it has abilities to explode in a larger radius. and when it hits, the body, then, it becomes this kind ofk'e body in a larger way. >> the m
inch in santa rosa. over an inch in san francisco. just under nine tenths in oakland. other locations received lower amounts of rainfall. concord about a third of an inch. where do we stand in terms of percent of normal rainfall? over 150% in most locations and nearly 200% of average in san francisco. we're not experiencing a rainfall deficit.tk; >> 40 trees toppled because of the recent storms, today about a dozen fell and have caused more damage. we're live tonight with the story. >> that is right. on 14th avenue in the richmond district. i'm using this light to sort of help knee navigate around here. this massive pile that you can see here is only a section of the huge eucalyptus tree that came down this morning. need less to say, crews were busy. trees and roofs combined with heavy winds can cause an old tree to topple in a storm this, one happened to also fall on a car. >> winds blow. as bad as today, we're busy. >> crews cut it down. it's the city's responsibility to trim the trees. >> we don't have the number of trues that we'd like. in fact tree maintenance cycle is far short
, 43/100ths in oakland. take a look at san francisco. 22/100ths. san jose, less, only 15/100ths. 7/100ths inétlr livermore, and santa cruz mountains over an inch of rain. and we have rainy days coming your way getting closer to holidays. we'll talk about the potential for frost. i'll be back with a complete forecast coming up. >> thank you. see you shortly. police asking for the public's help in solving a murder in the bay view district saturday night. the victim, a 17-year-old football player, a promising young athlete. heather? >> dan, there are many unanswered questions tonight about just what happened in san francisco. over the weekend. and why, a 17-year-old montreal blakely was so far from home. his classmates are wondering that while they grieve. the 17-year-old senior montreal blake laylee played offense and defense for the minutemen. police say he was shot and killed in the city's bay view district around 10:00 saturday night. the school held a moment of silence for him this morning. many students heard yesterday came to school today wearing black. >> it was shocking. i
have been busy in almost every part of the bay area from fences and streets in san francisco to golden gate park officials were removing fallen trees. >> during the storms, they're now beginning to recede. abc 7 news is here with a look at water levels. they're running still quite high. >> they're receiving to level that's diminished our concern now. certainly about current flooding. here is a look to show you where you have rainfall. and some light rain just beginning to move north right now around sea ranch. you can see there is wetter weather farther north. let's take a look at rivers becoming north bay hardest hitting area over the weekend. this flood stage is 32 feet. it approached but did not reach flood stage yesterday. now, we see this rapidly a approaching storm wednesday rising but will be below flood stage. interest was minor flooding in st. helena yesterday. just minor flooding is 16 feet. levels down to 3.7 feet. and expected to rise only about 5.4 feet with approaching storm wednesday. napa river stage 25 feet down now to about a 10.2 feet which is again, below flood stag
say they're making sure the teacher named in the threat is receiving protection. >>> a san francisco police officer has been reassigned and an investigation is underway tonight over facebook post. the officer behind it, sergeant carl t bragged about going on a drunken high speed joy ride. he's on desk duty while an internal affairs investigation gets underway. the chief had harsh words for the officer today. >> it's just beyond irresponsible and dumb. i was out of town yesterday, so my first act to get back was to reassign the sergeant out of patrol. nobody with such poor judgment should be around the younger officers. >> reporter: he has been backing away from his facebook post ever since. in an interview with the sf weekly, he said it was meant to be tongue in cheek. he now faces suspension. >>> one of the bay area's biggest political scandals of the year took a major turn today. nadia lockier, wife of state treasurer bill lockier, dropped her request for a restraining order against her former boyfriend. dan was the only reporter at the hearing and here with more on this for us. >>
saturated. take a look at why. last 48 hours, eight and a half inches of rain, up in san francisco about an inch and a half. oakland, two. and livermore, an inch and just over three quarters. contra costa county wind gusts today. here is what is coming up. third storm in the last one, this weekend, saturday night, 11 p.m. stormy weather. heavy rain, wind, 7:00 a.m. across the heart of the bay area continuing through 9:00 a.m. we have our radar i'll be back with rainfall totals and these look impressive. >> thank you. as expected north bay saw heaviest rain today. abc 7 news is live from petaluma now. >> like tell you, showers popping up here, too. here in the north bay, heavy down pours created spotty problems here. this parking lot this morning was flooded. right after this owners couldn't get a truck in or out. water receded now as we speak but owners expect it to happen over again this weekend. >> that is soil. >> leeland says he's been down this road before. at least, his parking lot has, now submerged in water. >> first place to food is petaluma is sometimes the only place that floo
. >>> there are some flooded streets in san francisco as well as fallen trees, hill -- hill -- lillian him is live. reporter: this is quite a big cleanup job. this large tree came crashing down this morning. as you can imagine for the people who live here, it as quite a scare. >> the family surveyed the damage. luckily no one was hurt but this large tree, which came from the house two doors down, damaged the fence and a tree. their dog was in the backyard when it happened. >> i was there with my dog, and that would happen been just tragic. i'm glad he ran. he has big legs. >> the department of public works says it received 40 called of large continued trees or limbs. >> i heard a huge boom. i didn't know what it was. i just went to the living room with my brother, some, yeah, and then i checked outside, and all these trees are here torn down. >> oak street, the major thoroughfare had two trouble spots, but on walnut street a tree uprooted and damaged a car. >> you got to go with the insurance process ask everything. thankfully i'm insured. but as my neighbor put it, you could replace a car, some o
inland locations, in the mid-to-low 50s. 55 in san rafael. 53, san francisco, oakland, 58. currently, 49 in antioch. fairfield, 47. 49 already in napa. 50 in san francisco. redwood city, mountain view, 47. so here's a look at the forecast. we'll go to clear sky tonight. it will be cold. get ready for inland fog as temperatures dipping below freezing, few high clouds, cool new year's eve night, and then mostly sunny on new year's day. here's a look at the setup, at least for today. high pressure over us. northerly wind flow. kept temperatures cool and also helped to scour out the clouds them wind dies down tonight and look for upper 20s and low 30s, the best probability of frost in those locations. 43 in san francisco, 32 in morgan hill. we do have a storm system poised just off the coast. right now forecast models want to keep the showers associated with this off the coast so this low, as well ace this cold front, will drag across the bay area. christmas eve night, early christmas -- criminal -- new year's eve -- i'm a week off -- new year's eve night and new year's day it will drag acr
÷]÷ hearing was canced because of the order from the judge. >> san francisco district attorney is reassuring the public a brutal killing two days ago was an isolated incident two. people found bound and gagged on the street sunday night. a 26-year-old died after being shot inside of an suv and dumped on the road. an 18-year-old female was beaten, left next to him to die. she survived. today, four people accused appeared in court. the judge did not allow to us videotape them. they're a 31-year-old, 21-year-old, 24-year-old and 22-year-old. all four pleaded not guilty to a variety of charges including murder. >> we're dumping the streets so whether they're trying to send a message to someone else, again, it's early in the investigation. but i think that the one thing we can say with no uncertainty is that this was a brutal case. >> the district attorney has not ruled out the possibility more people will be arrested. >> king tide is swamping the bay area. high tides are the highest of the year. that could mean trouble for beaches and low lying areas along the water in places like marin city nea
this is where it started. gavin newsom decided san francisco should start issuing same-sex marriage licenses or marriage licenses to same-sex couples. became ground zero in an nearly nine-year long legal fight. couples are getting married here. the decision overturned in 2008 when supporting prop 8's ban on gay marriage. today one half of the same-sex couple. >> you know, this isn't the first time that i have watched a couple get married talking about marriage equality in san francisco city hall. i have been waiting three years tone joy the same privilege these folks are currently enjoying. >> also this afternoon, two people were who married before the ban. >> there are over 100,000 legally married same-sex couple as cross this nationu]qhñ and thousands of more still to come, soon. >> dennis herera is arguing against prop 8. >> i am grad fid and confident the supreme court, now going to be taking up the civil rights issue of our time will reach the same result that the district court does d., and will find prop 8 discriminates against gay and lesbian couples here in the state of california.
a pop up shower showing up, rainfall in last 12 hours, san francisco more than an inch. 63 in santa rosa. towards east bay, oakland close to an inch there. san jose, 61/100ths6 rain. you're going get a chance to dry out. break is coming up but another storm will be returning. i'll let you know timing of the storm and a look at your new year's eve forecast coming up. >> days of rain taking a toll on hill slides. this tree came down in burlingame neighborhood, a video sent to you reports blocked roads. and here is one being taken down in berkly. after part of it fell across some phone line was a car carred below. and tonight abc 7 news is live in mill valley with, in marin county with a look at the storm story. cornell? >> yes. you know so many hills and mountains and that is part of the beat yu of but tonight they're saturated like this one behind me. the mountain is just so wet. i can't believe it. it's raising a fear of mudslides and toppled trees. tree crews say it's not, but they wanted for christmas. so much work, they can barely give up this, tree one of dozens to topple nofr yoevr
shape right now. san francisco public utilities commission commission tells us it's reservoirs at 83% of capacity. and east bay mun nis wall direct at combined 85%. and lexington is at 63%, plenty of room for more rain. let take a look now at liveéycw doppler 7 hd. sandhya? >> some areas are actually getting wet right now as you look at our radar, combining with national weather service radar around monterey bay. keeping you ahead of the storm, and we're seeing some mixed precipitation right around cobb mountain. you'll notice here, bottle walk road, the pink is an indication of mixed precipitation just east of yu kia. taking you in towards other parts of the bay area, fort ross, towards jennifer, highway 1, moderate rain and some spotty, light returns there. san bruno. very light returns in shar park road. here is a look at timing. 7:00 tonight we have rain along coastline. you'll notice that as we head into 10:00 or 11:00 smrks advances inland could continue to see some snow up into mountains north of us and around mount hamilton. 5:00 a.m. is lking at showers, the question will t
long coma after being shot in the head in san francisco. we told you about him at thaiflg. he took his first steps, today, vic lee visited him again in a story you'll see only on 7. >> benjiman had been going through physical therapy since coming home from the the hospital two weeks ago. the 21-year-old says he's doing the fine for the most part. >> can you try to jump forward a little bit? >> yes. >> his physical therapist says quick recovery is remarkable,,3 he still has problems with his function autos problem solving, sequencing events for your daily activities that, kind of thing. it's normally the most difficult to get back. >> just watching him doing this is amazing. tesa just came out of a tomorrowa about a -- coma about a month ago. shot in the head on the weekend after halloween. police arrested a suspect who has been charged with four counts after tempted murder, investigators say he was shot after he tried to prevent lee from making unwanted advances toward his girlfriend. his wound so severe, doctors gave him only a 25% chance of survival. when we first saw him just before
for sunday drivers in san francisco. a policy parking meter that's many find unfair. >> a frightening outlook fr a computer crime next year. tablets you got could be a target. >> a warning to anyone with a closet full of skinny jeans. doctors now say they can be hazardous to health. >> shopping guide to bay area, coming up, >>> a wonderful day of free parking on sundays in san francisco coming to an end. and soon. abc 7 news joins us with the bad news. >> you've heard that blue song your good, sweet thing about to come to an end? in san francisco, they can be tarking about these parking meters being free on sundays? that is over. >> thinking about bringing meters sunday? >> awful. going to be awful. >> since the first meter installed on bush and polk streets, sundays have been a one day break. but that policy is over. >> this is a new day as far as management. we've noticed we need an effective plan in place. >> starting january 6th from noon until 6:00 p.m. the 29,000 parking meters throughout the city operated by the municipal transportation agency will be enforced. >> it's unbelievable tha
by the president leaving some holiday travelers stuck in san francisco. >> and a dramatic display of christmas lights is getting one family in trouble with their neighbors. why some are seeing red among many other colors. "abc 7 news" at 6:00 continues. >> dan: will you feel for these people, what a hassle for dozens of residents that is in holiday crisis mode base after last minute presidential order. this group of people were surprised when they went to the passport office to find it was closed. office was supposed to be open but last friday, president obama granted federal workers their wish and made christmas eve a federal holiday. now people with morning appointments and travel plans in the next few days, they just got left out in the cold. >> it's a mess for a lot of people. if he was going to give the workers off he should have thought in advance so people could plan around it. all these people are stranded out on the corner now. >> dan: really a tough spot. especially for people who had done all the required paperwork and had been told to come in monday morning to pick up their passpor
in san francisco. a two-mile stretch of the coast highway was blocked off. bought southbound lanes were flooded. the northbound lanes were shut down as city work crews repaired a dangling traffic light that was knocked loose. >>> we'd like you to share your weather video or pictures with us. send them to ureport@kgo-tv.com, or sayre them with us on our facebook page or an twitter@abc-7 bay area. >> the storm is a good reminder to make sure your ready for a rainy season or any type of natural hazard, have emergency kits stocked with items including battery operated radios and flashlights, extra batteries, three-day supply of food and water for everyone in the family, and a manual can opener. guidelines for stocking your emergency skit and developing a plan for your family are posted on abc7news.com. >> the weather is bringing snow and lots of it to the sierra. chains are mandatory on almost all mountain highways. here's a view from highway 80 at donner lake. lots of snow there tow trucks are the only cars on the road. the lanes are full of traffic where 267 meets north star but cars are
found bound and gagged and dumped on the street range from 19 to 34. one is from san francisco, and two from oakland. two have hercules addresses. police made arrestsvÁa day after they found the couple in the ingleside district. the male victim died later at san francisco general hospital. a source tills us suspects brought in for questioning yesterday after investigators received leads from the public and later arrested in a house in early morning hours. a spokesman says everyone knew each other. >> there was anmxñ extensive relationship in this case. i cannot get into detail was the relationship. >> investigators still looking at motive. a source tells us the female was known to be involved if prostitution. they're trying to find out if victims were from out of town.lc and we now know what caused wounds. >> male victim appeared to have blunt force trauma and wounds to upper body. the cause of the death is still pending medical examiner conclusion of the autopsy report. >> this female victim was not shot. yesterday, doctors say wounds were not life threatening today, they're saying s
, breaking news in downtown san francisco where it was not lane falling from the sky but a manhole cover. jonathan bloom is live and third and mission streets to explain what happened. >> firefighters are still trying to figure out what happened after a manhole cover blew out of the ground about 45 minutes ago resulting in loud noises and very scared passerbys. it sounded like fire crackers going off. firefighters are investigating what is going on but assuming it's an electrical problem and now pg&e is on the scene. nobody was reported to be injured in the incident but it did result in traffic closures that were only minor since christmas is light traffic day. third street was closed in two blocks and mission was closed between second and fourth street. now, we see the first signs that mission street is being reopened as pg&e is on the scene and starting to investigate down inside that manhole. we just saw the smoke pouring out of manhole as they pulled it off. this live picture, they going down to figure out what went wrong, it may in fact be storm related. as firefighters continue to
from our camera, looking down at a portion of san francisco and onto the bay. you can see lights lining up embarcadero center and much of the area in san francisco, under clear skies, we had record high temperatures today. let's take a look at the map. a new record high for this date. airport had a high of 71. mountain view, 69 degrees so lots of warmth around the bay area today. clear skies now, clouds off shore moving into our direction. and so is the rainfall arriving tomorrow night, hover, right now, temperatures into mid to upper 50s. a mild 62 degrees this after the noon. here is a look. rain tomorrow night and higher elevations a;xv0 and cold, frosty mornings thursday and friday. high pressure the dominant feature but a cold front racing into our direction bringing down a cold air mass, rainfall will accompany the system. and it's going to be a change for us. starting at 8:00 tomorrow evening, rain gel veling already. by 11:00 tomorrow night, rain will have reached probably about three quarters of the viewing area. continuing to sweep through during overnight hours tomorrow night
for solace. we're live at st. mary's cathedral in san francisco. >> parents held their children very tight today and here at the cathedral, special area has been set aside for parishioners to pray for the newtown victims. at morning mass here, this special prayer was written for the victims of newtown. a parishioner had players already planned. >> today is the day to pray, especially for all of the people that were massacred, and for the families. >> the monsignor is the pastor of st. mary's and says people have come to mass not just to pray but to try to make sense of the evil that occurred. >> and seeking to find consolation in the promise and hope of a god who feels with us and longs to help us. ♪ >> at glide memorial church, they did what it does best, helped its congregation celebrate life while recovering from the sorrow of the tragedy. the church was filled to standing room on and says the response to this event is incredible. >> never seen it touched like this. never seen it touched communities and individuals like this is doing. >> he says the killing of innocents has affected p
their security. san francisco school chief says every campus now hz a safety plan and a crisis man yule. >> it has scenarios from you know, intruders to gas leaks to electrical leaks to evacuations and schools practice the safety plans regularly. >> he and other school officials we spoke with won't share all of the security protocol with us buzz they don't want potential intruders to know about them. but most schools have one common policy. >> we have a single point of entrance to schools we encourage schools to follow that protocol so visitors are checking in in one place in the school. >> this district held four years ago. it involved police, fire, emergency medical services the public schools and public works. now, they hold two drills per year. the principal says they're more aware of security hold autos we're recognizing we have access noints our schools. but we have tried to ice yot yoel yait those so we're aware of where people can gain access to campus. >> in columbine, officers waited for s.w.a.t. teams to assemble before going in. that happened, the shooter kept firing, killin
. this is not a day at the beach for ken in san francisco. >> oh, oh. >> i'm ready and taking this down. >> waves and high surf did not scare off a few surfers in rockaway beach. it was a risky afternoon. and these guys took a beating. fisherman won't go go near open seas. gale warning flag tells them what they need to know. >> it's windy. no. no one should be out like this. there are gale warnings up today, everyone is in port. >> that is rob cranka. >> i got crabs i'm holding here for people that made arrangements that wanted them for christmas eve. i'll have them for them. >>h÷çñ the we could have made a couple thousand dollars but sit what it s you take a break now or take it next week. >> sandbags are available for residents living in flood prone neighborhoods. quiet today, but expected to pick up tomorrow after next round of rain. crews anticipating the6$.worm and they removed tree branches. >> a lot of outages we can see are caused by healthy cruise coming down into power lines that can take multiple spans of poles down as well. >> for now, rain stopped. stars are out. however, that is
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